How do I beatmatch an acapella w/ no instrumental as ref?

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bluehen
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How do I beatmatch an acapella w/ no instrumental as ref?

Post by bluehen » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:04 pm

In my mashups/bootlegs I usually take the acapella and instrumental of a track and line them up by transients so that I have a segment BPM that I can help guide me in order to layer it over another track. In this case, the song (Adele - "Someone Like You") is virtually an acapella in itself, with no instrumental versions out (that I can find). How would I go about putting her 114 BPM acapella over a 128 BPM track? Any help is much appreciated!

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Re: How do I beatmatch an acapella w/ no instrumental as ref?

Post by ARDJ » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:50 pm

i was going to answer until you posted the adelle song was 114 bpm...

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Re: How do I beatmatch an acapella w/ no instrumental as ref?

Post by sebrov » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:56 pm

i usually just play the original track and the accapella version on top of each other and adjust the warp markers on the accapella placing warp markers where required (roughly every 2 bars). then you've got an accapella which can be played at any tempo.

but since you know the bpm why don't you just set the master tempo to 114 and put warp markers down at the start of each bar or so.

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Re: How do I beatmatch an acapella w/ no instrumental as ref?

Post by bluehen » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:11 pm

sebrov wrote:i usually just play the original track and the accapella version on top of each other and adjust the warp markers on the accapella placing warp markers where required (roughly every 2 bars). then you've got an accapella which can be played at any tempo.

but since you know the bpm why don't you just set the master tempo to 114 and put warp markers down at the start of each bar or so.

that's a great point, I'll try that, thanks!!!

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